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Comedian Resume

A comedian resume is written by a person who makes people laugh with his comments or acts. These comments/jokes/acts may be inspired from or directed towards some social conditions or political happenings of domestic or international nature. Comedy can also be made out of perfectly normal situations. It requires a creative mind to stem out comic situations even from the most mundane of events in our lives.

One can find comedy in all walks of life. It is just that we have become so used to seeing things from a single perspective that their absurdities or other points of view are no longer visible to us. This is when such a professional comes along and speaks in a funny manner of that hidden perspective, which is very true and makes us laugh too.

One needs to have good talent and proper presence of mind to make others laugh, which is a very difficult thing to do. Saying this, one could easily conclude that comedy is not everyone's cup of tea. But with proper training and observing others with a good amount of experience in performing arts, one can make it up to the level of a professional comedian. From thereon, it is one's own journey to uphold a certain element in his acts and entertain people consistently.

Following is a comedian resume sample.

John Hilsman
23- Lotter Street
Phoenix, AZ-85001
(123) 411-0334

Objective Statement:

To make the audience laugh at the absurdities of the supposed real world and to spin around these, along with unique jokes and parodies with a good dosage of realism and satire, in order to make people laugh and at the same time, make them think too.

Personal Information:

Sex: Male
Birth date: 11/02/'83
Hair: Blond
Eyes: Brown
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 170 lbs.

Profile Summary:

  • 5 years of experience as a stand-up comedian
  • Full of charisma and teller of some of the most funny jokes
  • Performed at various exclusive venues for exclusive audience, including celebrities as special guests
  • Highly trained and experienced in on-the-spot improvisation

Skills Summary:

  • Good communication skills in the English language
  • Ability to make the audience laugh instantaneously
  • Keep track of all the latest domestic and international developments and dish out jokes out of the seemingly funny political and social situations
  • Always aims at making the audience think about the problems of which a joke is made (which is to say that I only divert their attention to such problems in an easy manner, but I do succeed in making them think)

Important Performances Till Date:

  • Performed the opening act at Jackson Theater's Annual Comedy Fest, 2013 in London
  • Participated at International Comic Fest, 2013 in Sydney
  • Contributed towards Aids Charity Show at XYZ Theater, 2012 in London
  • Performed at Numero Camp Stage Comic Act, 2010 in New Orleans
  • Hosted BAC Network's The Comedy Hour Show, Season 1,2
  • Wrote jokes and other satirical articles for popular comedy stars and weekly newspaper for the comedy fans

Educational Qualification and other Training:

(Although, there is no specific education degree required to become a comedian, one can mention about his/her training at various institutes, under some mentor, or with some theater group in this section.)

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • The Laugh Out Loud Club, since 2009
  • Comedy Corps., since 2010
  • Comedy for a Cause, since 2011


(Mention your profession related achievements such as some awards here. You can also add details about some important shows or places where you performed or any such other significant moments of your career.)

This is how a comedian resume is written. Unlike other professional resumes of managers and other such posts, this resume needs you to include in its body your work incorporating some important performances done by you. While mentioning these, you must also mention the venue, company, or network for which you have performed. All other things remain the same. The entire objective of writing a resume is to impress the recruiter. For doing this, you have to make your resume as impressive as possible, which can only be achieved by mentioning important achievements such as awards and comprehensively mentioning about your experience. Cracking jokes in the resume might not be a good idea. Keep it simple and to the point.

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